Wow! 2012 was an absolutely incredible year for movies, but not in the way I expected it to be. At the end of 2011 there were a lot of big movies I was looking forward to, but as it would turn out, almost all of them ended up being at least slightly disappointing. Instead, though, … Continue reading Top 10 (Actually 11) Movies of 2012
First, I want to make it clear what the intent of this list is. This is not a “Bottom 5” list. This is not a list of movies I didn’t like, or necessarily thought were bad. At the same time, neither are these all movies that were good. This list has little to do with how much … Continue reading Top 5 Near Misses of 2012
Unlike last year, there weren’t a whole lot of games in 2012 that I was actively looking forward to. Because of this I ended up branching out a bit and trying some games I may not normally have spent the time or money on. The result is a top 5 list that is fairly diverse. … Continue reading Top 5 Games of 2012
WARNING: The following discussion includes spoilers for both Mass Effect 3 and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead. Choices in video games. Choice is an element that has been in games from the very beginning; it’s one of the major aspects that separates this medium from any other form of entertainment or art. Whether it’s choosing which path to … Continue reading Why Your Choices Matter Even When They Don’t Change Anything
Before I jump into the review proper I’m going to take some time to talk about some geeky film tech stuff. I know there’s some of you that aren’t going to care, and if that’s you feel free to skip ahead, I’ll have the actual film review part marked so you know where to find … Continue reading Movie Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
First, I have to start with a confession: I have never seen all the James Bond films. In my defense, there are an awful lot of them and I have seen roughly half, but I make no claims of being a hardcore Bond fan. That being said, I do genuinely enjoy the movies, and have … Continue reading Movie Review – Skyfall
There has been a great disturbance in the Force. By now, I’m sure all of you have felt it. Today Disney made a deal with George Lucas to acquire LucasFilm and all of its subsidiaries (ILM, Skywalker Sound, LucasArts, etc.) to the tune of roughly $4 billion. This is huge, and shocking, and it seemingly … Continue reading A few hours ago in a Hollywood office far, far away….
September. This is, along with October, part of that awkward time of the year where nothing really good tends to come out at the movies. The big summer blockbuster season has officially ended and we’re still a bit early for the awards season stuff and the big holiday releases. Typically we get stuck in a … Continue reading Movie Review – Looper